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Modern Slavery Act Statement
Introduction
This statement sets out the actions taken by Torque Logistics Limited and its subsidiaries (“Torque”) to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.

This statement relates to actions & activities during the financial year 1 May 2015 to 30 April 2016.

As part of the third party logistics services industry, Torque recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

Torque is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisational Structure and Supply Chains
This statement covers the activities of Torque, a wholly independent group of companies, which provides seamless end-to-end supply chain logistics services.

Countries of Operation and Supply
Torque currently operates in the United Kingdom.

Torque undertakes due diligence and approval of all new suppliers and undertakes periodic reviews of all approved suppliers.

Risk activities
Torque’s activities at risk of slavery or human trafficking are its UK-based warehousing and transport activities.

These activities utilise the services of third party agency staff providers and the associated risks in relation to slavery or human trafficking are managed by Torque through:
  • the operation of new supplier due diligence & approval processes;
  • forming long term relationships with suppliers underpinned by formal written agreements; and
  • periodic reviews and audits of supplier performance, policies and records, including co-operating with any independent audits undertaken by Torque’s customers in relation to their supply chain.
Responsibility
The Company Secretary is responsible for Torque's anti-slavery initiatives, including:
  1. Putting appropriate policies in place and reviewing policies and the process(es) by which they were developed;
  2. Undertaking risk assessments;
  3. Undertaking and overseeing all investigations and/or due diligence exercises in relation to any known or suspected instances of slavery & human trafficking; and
  4. Organising training of relevant members of staff.
Relevant Policies
Torque operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
  • Whistleblowing Policy;
  • Anti Bribery Policy;
  • Equal Opportunities Policy; and
  • Agency Workers Providers - Supply Agreements.
Due Diligence
Torque undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.

Training
Torque has commenced training of staff, starting with the highest level of management within the business. Such training is designed to explain to staff:
  • the basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
  • how an employee can identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking; and
  • what an employee can do to flag up potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within Torque.
Board Approval
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors of Torque Logistics Limited on 31st January 2017 and will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis.

 
 
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